Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Trump’s Methylene Chloride Rule Leaves Workers Exposed to Deadly Chemical
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a rule that leaves workers across the United States exposed to methylene chloride, a lethal chemical used in paint strippers that has already caused dozens of worker deaths. Breaking EPA’s repeated promises to ban commercial and consumer uses of...
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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes Stripping Protections for Wolves Across the Nation
Today acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced a proposal to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across nearly the entire lower-48 states, reversing gray wolf recovery in the United States. The proposed rule would remove federal Endangered Species Act...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Senate Republicans Confirm Coal Lobbyist Andrew “Wheeler-Dealer” to Head EPA
The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist with extensive ties to dirty energy companies now advocating for severe rollbacks for public health protections, to head the Environmental Protection Agency this afternoon. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, who has...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Earthjustice Endorses FAIR Act Legislation to End Forced Arbitration Injustice
In a bid to put an end to the practice of “forced arbitration,” frequently used by large corporations like credit card companies to block everyday people from bringing claims of harm before a judge and jury, legislators introduced the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act today...
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Northwest Tribes Respond to Canada’s Continued Push for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
A Canadian federal agency today formally recommended approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, a move strongly condemned by Coast Salish Tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. In November 2018, representatives from U.S. Coast Salish Tribes joined Canadian First Nations in Victoria...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Trump Administration Will Abandon Negotiations with California on Vehicle Emissions Standards
News reports indicate the Trump EPA will end talks with California about limits on climate pollution from cars. The Trump EPA proposed last year to roll back federal carbon pollution limits set during the Obama Administration, and also to erase state limits that have been adopted by California and...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Groups Sue Trump’s EPA Over Failure to Ban Deadly Paint Strippers
Today, Latino workers and environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, sued the Trump administration over its failure to ban the commercial and consumer use of methylene chloride, a highly lethal chemical in paint strippers. More than 50 people...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Hawai`i Clean Water Act Case
In a case watched closely both by polluting industries and clean water advocates across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up an appeal of a Clean Water Act case out of Hawai`i concerning treated sewage flowing into the Pacific Ocean from injection wells. Last March, the 9 th U.S...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Earthjustice Statement on Declaration of National Emergency to Build Trump’s Border Wall
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to build additional miles of wall at the border. As the nation’s leading environmental law firm, Earthjustice played an active role in the...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
EPA’s Nationwide PFAS Action Plan Fails Communities
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its delayed Nationwide Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. The plan is too little, too late, and falls short of what is needed to protect communities from a class of chemicals that are polluting drinking water and air,...
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